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Los Cristianos gets jungle fever for 2019 carnival 

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The International Carnival of Los Cristianos goes safari this year with “The Jungle” ‘as the central theme

Wild animals, tropical rainforests and lots of colour will invade the bay from March 21st to April 1st.

The official poster for the southern Carnival was presented at the town hall of Arona, a work of art that symbolises the wildest environment of the jungle in the middle of the night.

The carnival in Los Cristianos is one of the most awaited festivities in the municipality, bringing together in 2018 more than 125,000 people among the different acts, a record attendance figure that resulted in an economic impact of more than 6.1 million euros.

Arona begins its safari through the jungle on March 21st among snakes, zebras, giraffes, lions and other wild animals that make the jungle a place full of curious creatures and their characteristic vegetation. The illustrator, licensed in Fine Arts, Nareme Melián, has represented precisely the splendour of this landscape wonder with a poster that brings a new illusion with the charm of masks that hide butterfly faces, until the magic of the carnival discovers with its light, being partisans fireflies and reptiles.

As for the technical part, the illustration has been previously drawn to graphite, proceeding later to its scanning with scanning, being digitally coloured in photoshop.

The carnival will feature the opening parade in Playa de Las Americas on Saturday 23, Gala of the Queen’s Choice on Thursday 28, Gala Drag on Friday 29, Carnival of day on Saturday 30 and Coso Apoteósico on March 31, culminating on April 1 with the Traditional burial of the Sardine.

The Mayor José Julián Mena stressed that “the International Carnival of Los Cristianos has become a benchmark for both tourists and residents. There are many visitors who set this date in the calendar to get closer to the municipality, so we will continue betting on this type of events that add economic development for Arona and that encourage local trade.”

Fiesta councillor Pura Martin stressed that “this year we will also have many surprises that will ensure the fun of the International Carnival of Los Cristianos, an event in which more and more people are participating and that has achieved its record last year with more than 125,000 people attending, which places him as the second most numerous carnival on the island and first of the Southern Region”. Pura Martín has also highlighted the creativity of the poster “an image that shows all